Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh

Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh

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Brideshead Revisited is Evelyn Waugh's stunning novel of duty and desire set amongst the decadent, faded glory of the English aristocracy in the run-up to the Second World War.

The most nostalgic and reflective of Evelyn Waugh's novels, Brideshead Revisited looks back to the golden age before the Second World War. It tells the story of Charles Ryder's infatuation with the Marchmains and the rapidly disappearing world of privilege they inhabit. Enchanted first by Sebastian Flyte at Oxford, then by his doomed Catholic family, in particular his remote sister, Julia, Charles comes finally to recognise his spiritual and social distance from them.


"Lush and evocative ... the one Waugh which best expresses at once the profundity of change and the indomitable endurance of the human spirit." - THE TIMES

"A young socially ordinary man falls under the spell of a young eccentric aristocrat at university, and gets accepted into his highly-placed family circle. But the deep inner unhappiness of this grand family is gradually revealed to him (and us), and we follow the decline of his university friend is like a metaphor of the vulnerability of all that the old world of English privilege...." - Amazon Reviewer 

Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 978-0141182483
Pages: 326